Master of Laws (LL.M.) in U.S. Legal Studies
This program gives graduates of foreign law schools a significant exposure to U.S. laws and policy. Satisfactory completion of 27 credits is required. Two courses are required, Introduction to the U.S. Legal System and Legal Methods for Foreign Lawyers. Five non-required survey courses designed just for LL.M. students are offered each year, condensations of courses that are offered in the first year of the J.D. program. Otherwise, students take courses from the rich J.D. curriculum. Students are also permitted to audit one course per semester. Students who excel in the LL.M. program may be considered for transfer to the J.D. program. Graduates of the program may qualify to take the New York bar examination.